Fine ‘eye’ for details!

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | SITARA SURESH NAIDU
Published May 5, 2019, 12:32 am IST
Updated May 5, 2019, 12:32 am IST
This documentary filmmaker likes to focus on humanitarian, social and environmental stories through his lens.
Tribal women play log drum during the Hornbill Festival. Kisama, Nagaland, India.
 Tribal women play log drum during the Hornbill Festival. Kisama, Nagaland, India.

Sayan Hazra is a documentary photographer from Bengaluru.  Driven by the fact that the work of documentary photographers can have a positive impact on the world, he travels and captures the essence in every being. He has received VII foundation scholarship to attend a series of master classes hosted by VII photo agency. Sayan has been working on personal projects. He played role of a guest curator in ‘The Everyday Projects.’

When asked about where his interest lies in photography he says, “I visually investigate rapid changes of our contemporary world focusing on the humanitarian, social, and environmental stories. I respect people who give me access to their lives to narrate their stories. I act like a medium to pass those stories to wider audience which lack representation otherwise. I never use photographs to explain but to raise questions, to investigate facts which need to see light!”

 

With a motivated mind he shares his words of wisdom for aspiring photographers, “We must understand that photography is a language itself. One needs to be visually literate — that is to understand how to read and write through images. We must understand ‘What’ visual dialog we would like to create with our audience before we compose a frame with right visual elements.”

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